Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals TAKU advocates for a better working life!

Our mission is to develop working life in art and culture, make the fields more appreciated, and advocate for the good of the sector. We support our members at all stages of their working lives, provide services and bring experts together.

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may, 2023

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Guidelines for dealing with harassment and inappropriate treatment

How to act in a harassment situation? How can harassment be prevented in the workplace? What are the responsibilities of the employer and the board of the organization?

The data of the salary survey for arts and culture professionals have been published

The survey tells that the salary level of arts and culture professionals corresponds to the Finnish median. However, questions that require closer examination and development emerged.


Career stories

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TAKUtuki prize 2023 has been awarded

TAKUtuki prize 2023 has been awarded to two final projects or theses done by TAKU’s student members.

TAKU’s strategic goals for the government programme 2023-27

Arts and culture sector needs reconstruction after the corona crisis, but the gaze must also be directed further into the future. TAKU wants to raise topics that concern the entire working life and the renewal of society at the same time.

Member services and benefits

TAKU provides support and professional counselling for its’ members in different situations – but also numerous member benefits, most of which are available to you as soon as you join.

Specialist in the art and culture sector: are you being paid at least the minimum TAKU-recommended salary?

See the TAKU’s salary recommendations for cultural producers (with degrees from a university of applied sciences) and holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees in arts, history, literature and cultural subjects.

Recommendations and Guides

Check the art and culture sector minimum salary recommendations, employment term guides and other work contract related materials.

Employment contract checklist

An employment contract may be made orally, electronically or manually. A written employment contract is always recommended to prevent disputes later on.

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